- Portolan atlas
Manuscript portolan atlas containing six maps: Brazil and the south Atlantic Ocean -- South America with the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans -- Mediterranean region -- Northeast North America and North Atlantic Ocean -- Southern Africa with the Pacific and Indian Oceans -- North America and the Caribbean Area.
- Roussin, Augustin
Boston Public Library
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center
- Collection (local):
Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection
Nautical charts--Early works to 1800
Atlantic Ocean--Early works to 1800
Pacific Ocean--Early works to 1800
Indian Ocean--Early works to 1800
Mediterranean Sea--Early works to 1800
Caribbean Sea--Early works to 1800
CanadaProvince of Prince Edward Island (province)
North America (area)
- 1 atlas ( p.) : 6 maps, ms., hand col., vellum ; 35 cm
No known copyright restrictions.
No known restrictions on use.
- Place of origin:
Inscribed on p. : "Augustin Roussin M'a feict dans la ville de Marseille."
On inside front cover: "Dated by M. Marcel Destombes as probably about 1620, made by the elder Augustin Roussin."
Bound in full calf leather case with blind and gold tooled lines, corner decoration and central lozenge.
Text block consists of eight parchment folios, with renderings of six maps, adhered back-to-back with a pasteboard core between each.
Coat of arms of either Emmanuel Philibert or Charles Emmanuel I, Dukes of Savoy, on first page; graphite drawing on last page.
- Notes (language):
Most place names in Spanish, but some have Italian or French spellings. Roussin's statement of responsibility in French.
- Call #:
G1059 .R6 1620x